State of North Carolina Archives: on Social Security

Sandy Smith: Privatize Social Security, with protections

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Privatize Social Security"?

A: Strongly Support, but we also must protect social security for those who wish to keep it the way it is.

Source: interview of 2020 N.C. Senate candidates Jul 21, 2019

Ken Spaulding: Keep your hands off of our social security

Oh yes, I very much want to share my position with you about seniors. It would be nice if the government would not make our lives more complicated by contemplating putting a state tax on our social security as they were discussing in Raleigh not too long ago. I am with those who say keep your hands off of our social security.

We seniors would like to know and feel that when elections take place, we are not going to have to worry about what the politicians might do to make our lives, our children's lives, and our grand children's lives more difficult. We want to know that whoever serves us in office will have compassion for all North Carolinians and who, at the same time, will understand the meaning of fiscal responsibility. We seniors do vote, and we expect the elected officials to respect us as well. So yes, I am proud to be a senior running for Governor of the State of North Carolina. I will bring reason & common sense to state government in a responsible, positive and constructive manner.

Source: 2016 N.C. Gubernatorial campaign website Oct 9, 2015

Alma Adams: Protect and fund Social Security and Medicare

Keeping our promise to our seniors in the form of Medicare and Social Security should be a top priority. They have paid into these programs their entire working lives so we cannot raid the benefits which they have already earned.

In Congress, Alma Adams will be an outspoken advocate for protecting and funding Social Security and Medicare.

Source: 2014 N.C. House campaign website, Aug 31, 2014

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2020 Presidential contenders on Social Security:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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